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5,000 Words Per Hour

Write Faster, Write Smarter, Volume 1
By: Chris Fox
Narrated by: Nathan Agin
Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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The fastest way to succeed as an author is to write more books. How do you do that with a day job, family, school, or all your other time commitments? The secret is efficiency. 5,000 Words Per Hour will help you maximize your writing time by building effective habits that both measure and increase your writing speed. Create an effective writing habit. Track and improve your WPH. Stop the endless editing and tinkering so you can finish your draft. Use voice dictation software to dramatically increase words per hour. It's time to shift your writing into high gear.

©2015 Chris Fox (P)2016 Chris Fox

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Very helpful for an author who has just started out.

I felt the concepts were easy to follow and made applying them doable. I am always hesitant when listening to a self help book because really I feel it is the authors point of view and everyone processes information differently. This book exceeded my expectations because it has made me feel empowered to move to the next step. And stop being a "seater". I am ready to have a plan and go forward. I would recommend this book for any and all because there is very useful information that can help you improve not just in writing but everywhere.

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Great motivation book with great tips on writing

Love this short and to the point book on learning ways to start writing. I got the kindle version along with the audible companion. This book is well written, and to the point. I recommend this to anyone with writers block or a fear of writing.

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  • LRYAN
  • Austin, TX
  • 05-13-16

Absolutely recommend!

What a great resource! It's changed my writing process and I've found I'm more creative than ever when I'm writing quickly!

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Listened running

Many of the suggestions in this book I've found in other books and workshops. That said, it's a short listen and I'm glad I brought it. Whenever I get stuck writing is good to get a reminder of systems that work and how to build up (and maintain them). The only thing I was hoping for that was not there is more direction on editing effectively. I find that it takes me more than the two suggested passes to develop a legible 'alpha reader' draft. Hopefully he'll write a book on that.

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Practical Advice with Inspiration & Encouragment

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I had read this book when it first came out, but when I saw the audio version, I snapped it up. I'm glad I did. I think I got something different from listening to it, and it was a nice reminder of all that I'd read before.

This book is filled with practical advice as well as encouragement. I also find it to be inspirational, but not in a woo woo way. It's more that I can now see the steps I can take to improve my writing in many different ways and that is both inspiring and encouraging.

I think the audiobook is well worth a listen. If you haven't already read the book, it comes with exercises at the end of every chapter, though these are also listed at the end of the book as well. The narrator reads these out, but this audiobook does not appear to come with a PDF list of the exercises. Even so, they are simple enough, so I don't think that would be a serious problem if you don't already have the Kindle version or the paperback.

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Great read

Exercises are useful, direct, and very creative. chapters are concise and clarify points well. outatanding.

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Packed full of useful info

I doubled my writing output after listening to just the first 15 minutes of this book. It's packed full of useful information that I would have never thought about my own. Chris also has a companion iPhone app and spreadsheet to go along with the exercises. I don't have an iPhone but I just use the spreadsheet. To top it all off, he has a YouTube channel that I just started watching and it also has a ton of cool videos to teach you how to make your stories better.

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the one you're looking for!

tired of sitting on the bench in the 'NOT' category?

start here before spending your cash on another writing book.

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Excellent

Full of BFOs... Blinding flashes of the obvious. Definitely worth a few dollars and the attention to listen a few times if you truly seek the goal.

Would love to hear a slight variation on this for bloggers. The emphasis seems to be on writing fiction. Much of this could apply to non-fiction as well.

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Great Information

I am an author and am ready to kick my writing into full gear. The premise of this self help book was exactly what I needed. The book is short, easy to follow, and gave a great blueprint on how to enhance your writing. Some of the things I already knew, but the process of recording my progress was new to me. I love that there are ways to get it done that are free and easy to use. I'm definitely going to be trying this out and listen to the book again for a refresher.

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  • Nicky Blue
  • 06-21-18

this is an awesome book. a very effective method

this is an awesome book. a very effective method for exploding your word count. I have benefited from it immensely.

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  • joel
  • 04-05-17

Highly recommended

This is a concise, no nonsense book that doesn't just lay out the work that needs to be done but also provides excellent direction on how to do it.

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  • Srjane
  • 02-25-17

Prepare to be changed

Great book, I didn't think it was possible but with Chris's help I have increased my word count considerably. I downloaded the app and it is amazing, in that it actually makes me write. I thoroughly recommend this book.

Now Chris needs to write a book on the creative process and setting out the storyline, using the same type of approach - that would be brilliant.

Also, help with editing in the same style as the 5000 word book. Money well spent

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  • NormaCenva
  • 08-30-16

Quite good

A great addition to the series, very inspirational and practical advice and a lot of goof info, data and exercises, - really enjoyed it!

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  • Tish
  • 04-24-19

Highly recommended

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Do the exercises!

Good luck.

Big thank you to the author, and fantastic reading by the narrator.

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  • Chantelle Griffin
  • 06-18-16

Extremely helpful

A fantastic short book with great advice for writing faster. Well written and easy to listen to.